I am the Lauro de Bosis Fellow in the History of Italian Civilization in the Departments of History and of the Classics at Harvard, where I work on the commercial, legal and politics history of European states. My current book project examines how Roman law was used in the context of the creation of political economy, especially on the Italian Peninsula, from the 16th to the 19th century. I am also co-editing a collected volume on the historical and contemporary relationship between law and political economy, in terms of both theory and policy. I was previously a Postdoctoral Associate in the History Department at Duke University, where I worked on the project "Corporations and International Law: Past, Present, and Future." I am particularly drawn to the history of Roman law, both in antiquity and in later periods, and the history of political and economic institutions. Before moving to Duke, I completed my dissertation in the Department of the Classics at Harvard University (PhD Classics (Ancient History), 2017). My dissertation examined several cases of consequential legal change to argue that the first-order characteristics of Roman property law were determined more by the administration of the Roman Empire and by economic development than by the work of professional jurists. I also maintain broad interests in political theory and the philosophy of history.